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Registered Nursing Program: Day/Evening/Alternative Options

Associate in Science -  Nurse Education Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Prerequisite Courses
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Anatomy/Physiology/Lab I BIO203 4 BIO105 or BIO108 or BIO195
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society SOC101 satisfies Area 2 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
World View Area 3 satisfied by program
Quantitative Thought Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology Area 5 satisfied by program
Humanities Area 6 satisfied by program
Anatomy/Physiology/Lab II BIO204 Semester I 4 BIO203
Principles of Psychology PSY101-see note* 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Physical Assessment/Basic Skills NUR101 Semester I 2 BIO203 and ENG111 and NUR100
Nursing I NUR111 Semester I 7 BIO203 and ENG111 and NUR100
Human Growth/Development PSY213-see note* 3 PSY101
Nursing II NUR112 Semester II 10 BIO204 and NUR101 and NUR111 and PSY101
Microbiology/Lab BIO205 Semester II 4 BIO203 or BIO195
Nursing III NUR211 Semester III 9 BIO205 and NUR112 and PSY213
Nursing IV NUR212 Semester IV 9 NUR211
Nursing Seminar NUR213 Semester IV 1 NUR211
Total Credits 69
Last Modified Date: July 18, 2017

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The Associate in Science in the Registered Nursing program is “accredited with warning” by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

The Associate in Science in the Registered Nursing degree program is "approved with warning" by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing approves pre-licensure programs in Nursing. Learn more about this status.

Option Overview

This program includes 39 credits of nursing theory and clinical practice in health care facilities. NUR111, Nursing I, requires clinical practice six (6) hours per week. NUR112, NUR211 and NUR212, Nursing II, III and IV, each require clinical practice twelve (12) hours per week. Students must earn a grade of 78 or higher in all NUR courses with the exception of NUR100, in which students must earn a grade of 80 or higher. Students who fail to meet either the clinical objective or the grade requirement of an NUR course fail that course. To ensure currency, credits for BIO203, 204 and 205 earned more than five years prior to enrollment in the nursing clinical sequence are not accepted. Note that there are many requirements that must be met for acceptance to the nursing programs. These requirements are spelled out in detail in the Associate in Science Degree: Nursing Program description preceding this grid.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Nursing program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178 B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, and other community health agencies.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply the nursing process and critical thinking in the delivery of holistic nursing care in a variety of settings.
  • Apply scientific knowledge and technology in the delivery of holistic nursing care. 
  • Integrate the roles of the associate degree nurse into nursing practice.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals, families, and groups within the health care system. 
  • Integrate cultural competence in the delivery of nursing care to a transcultural, diverse population throughout the lifespan.
  • Integrate principles of teaching/learning in the delivery of holistic nursing care. 
  • Integrate the legal, ethical, and professional standards in the delivery of care.
  • Demonstrate accountability as a manager of care utilizing delegation and leadership skills.